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Book Review: Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Published in 2016 by Jimmy Patterson Books

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Sypnosis from Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.
My thoughts: 

This was a re read for me, I read this last year and fell in love with it, and Audrey Rose and Thomas. The two have such delicious banter, it’s amazing! And I love how Audrey rebels against the chains of Victorian London society. Which might I say, Maniscalco captures perfectly. 

The story of Jack the Ripper in itself is of course a gruesome one, but what surprised me but amazed me too is the amount of emotion packed into this book, especially towards the end! I re-discovered the feelings I had when I was reading this book for the first time, the dread, as I realised who the killer was, and the anticipation to see what would come next. 

The writing is so addictive, honestly, I couldn’t put it down, it was so good to be back in this world, and I’ve been dying for book 2 ever since it’s been announced! I’m definitely curious to see how Audrey’s emotions effect her in book 2, she went through and lost so much in this book, honestly my heart ached for her. 

Her banter though with Thomas was nothing short of amazing, the way they interact is honestly perfection and I admire Audrey so much for wanting to be different from the usual highborn ladies in the era, whilst they are obsessed with finding a husband, Audrey is working secretly with her uncle examining corpses. She’s so brave but she fights her inner demons constantly, and she loves her brother Nathaniel more than anything. I loved their sibling bond, it was one of my favourite things. Also, an honourable mention for the fact that Audrey isn’t afraid to stand up to her father, she will not be caged, she’s her own person! It’s fabulous. 

That was definitely an amazing re read and I cannot wait til I’m holding book 2 in my hands! The countdown is on 😍.

Until next time, happy reading,

– Brooklyn The Bookworm. 


Goodreads Monday

Hi bookworms, it’s Brooklyn The Bookworm back after a little bit! I hope everyone is well and is having a great reading month so far! 

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where one picks a book off their TBR and showcases it! So without further ado, presenting this week’s Goodreads Monday choice!

PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han! 

Sypnosis from Goodreads:

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.

She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.

When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.

My Thoughts:

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is one of my favourite contemporaries, it was such a light, sweet, fun and feely read. Lara Jean Song is one of my favourite characters in a contemporary, she’s so relatable: she’s a homebody and loves spending time with her family and baking. She definitely grew a lot in the first book and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for her in books 2 and 3! 🙊

Happy reading, bookworms!

– Brooklyn The Bookworm 📚🗝

Book Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Published: 2014

Book 1 in The To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series

Pages: 355

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

My thoughts:

This was honestly such a fabulous read, I didn’t think I’d enjoy it as much as I did, but I found the characters and the writing addictive! 

Lara Jean Song is one of my favourite characters, ever. She’s so relatable, with her eager to please nature and she prefers to stay in and read, as we learn when she’s forced along on a skiing trip. 

I love the relationship the three Song girls have, Kitty, Margot and Lara Jean all balanced out so nicely together and you can tell throughout the book how much each one cares about the other, even though when Margot is slightly distant when she comes back from studying abroad. This here for me raised a lot of questions, I wondered what she had been up to and what she’d think about what had happened when she returned. 

Lots definitely happened in this book, there was plenty to keep me interested and I found the scenes with Lara Jean and Kitty so funny! It was great how Kitty, even though she was the youngest sister, she had so much attitude and she interacted so well with Peter and of course Josh.

Josh, is the Song girls’ closest friend, is a character that I enjoyed all the way through, though I liked Peter, there were some scenes where I thought he was a bit immature: but then he did help Lara Jean a lot in terms of stepping out of her comfort zone, even if it didn’t go according to plan. 

I definitely think this book is more character orientated than plot, each character interacted really well with one another, and the book was definitely filled with equally amusing and emotional scenes. One of the many things I liked about this book is how Jenny Han is able to immediately get the reader to connect with her characters, and also how each chapter, being so short yet rather impactful, flowed and made the reader not want to put the book down.

Definitely the start of a special series, I think! Can’t wait to read books 2 and 3 and see what’s in store for these characters! 

And that concludes my review. Thanks for reading. Until next time, happy reading, Brooklyn 😊